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Is An Order Of Protection Valid If It’s Never Served?

If you haven’t been served with an order of protection but believe one has been issued against you, you should take steps to avoid situations that may cause you problems.

While you won’t be in contempt of the order if you violate the terms before you’ve properly been served, it’s a safe bet that the person who took the order out will call the police, and there’s good reason to expect you’ll be arrested in that case.

As a matter of policy, New York police arrest individuals when domestic violence is suspected, and if the other party is holding a restraining order, whether or not you’ve been served, you’re going to be headed to a jail cell just so the police can say they took the necessary steps to protect the other party.

If you believe an order of protection has been issued against you, you need to protect yourself.

Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111.

We’ll find out the status of any matters pending against you and begin crafting the right defense to get you clear of trouble.